Data Engineer

Posted on June 16th, 2022 | 38 days left to apply | 106 views

About the Role:

The Data Engineer will develop key components of myAgro data architecture, which will have global reach. An important responsibility of this role is to expand the capacity of our data platform, manage data pipelines, ensure data quality and make data available for analytics. Python and SQL programming are critical for this role, together with a knowledge of cloud computing services and best practices of software engineering. You will grow your technical skills by working within a team of data professional, and to see the direct impact of your work in the data-driven decisions we take to benefit smallholder farmers. You will report into the Data team, part of the global Product and Technology team.

You Will:

  • Data architecture: Working collaboratively with the team, design how we will build myAgro's data systems, and pipelines so it can scale to support 1 million farmers
  • Data tools development: Build data pipelines, data processing tools, and other software development work to support the building and rollout of the data roadmap.
  • Data analytics engineering: Work closely with data analysts to understand their business needs, translate into technical implementation, and develop data marts that unlocks new analytics capacity.
  • Data quality: Ensure the data we provide is always ground-truthed and continuously quality-checked Monitor data flows, react promptly to anomalies and help expand our test coverage.
  • Data processes and standards: Oversee the data pipeline process, providing support and training on techniques for working with data and create processes and standards to use within myAgro for future team growth.
  • Support: Collaboratively and quickly troubleshoot, fix bugs and be responsive to myAgro's ticketing platform.

You Have:

  • 2+ years experience in data engineering or software engineering roles
  • Sound experience working with Python and SQL
  • Principles of database management and data warehousing
  • Experience with cloud computing services such as AWS and GoogleCloud
  • Experience building data-processing and quality-assurance pipelines
  • Ability to work cross culturally
  • A passion for the mission, vision and values of myAgro

Our Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • approximately 4 weeks of paid time off each year - varies slightly according to local labor laws
  • Retirement plan contributions
  • Professional development and laptop stipends
  • Co-working Space stipend
  • The opportunity to make a difference for farmers everyday!

Application Process and Deadline

To apply, submit an application on our website. Include a cover letter (motivation letter) and a resume or CV. You should also complete the Plum survey. You can find a link to the Plum survey on the application form for the role. Please submit your application and documents in English. Only shortlisted candidates will contacted by our team.

There is no fixed deadline as we hire on a rolling basis. If someone else is selected while you are interviewing, we will let you know and consider your application for future positions. The interview process includes the application form, the Plum assessment, short virtual interviews and typically a short written assignment or a visit to the field or one of our offices.

myAgro provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, national origin, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, and genetics. myAgro complies with all applicable federal, provincial and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

myAgro is an award-winning non-profit social enterprise based in West Africa. We have developed a mobile savings model that allows farmers to invest their own funds in high-quality seed, fertilizer, and agricultural training to increase their harvest and income by 50-100%. Our North Star is to help 1 million farmers by 2026 lift themselves out of poverty. We recently received a prestigious Audacious Prize to accelerate myAgro’s reach in the next 5 years. Join a winning team that is changing the lives of hardworking farmers across West Africa.
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